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Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

A bond to fund construction of four schools and make critical improvements districtwide was proposed to the Highline Public Schools Board at its May 28 meeting; the board will vote on June 4 whether to... [Read more]

City holding hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 2

City holding hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 2

The City of Burien will be holding a public hearing on its 6-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the June 2 City Council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall. The... [Read more]

6 nominees announced for 5 seats on Discover Burien Board; election June 11

6 nominees announced for 5 seats on Discover Burien Board; election June 11

[EDITOR'S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] Discover Burien’s Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections is scheduled for... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser El Dorado West holding Legislative Tour and Meet & Greet May 29

Advertiser El Dorado West holding Legislative Tour and Meet & Greet May 29

Advertiser El Dorado West will be holding a Legislative Tour and Meet & Greet with special guests Representatives Joe Fitzgibbon, Mia Gregerson, Senator Karen Keiser and King County Councilman Dave... [Read more]

PHOTO: City Council & City Manager do team building exercises at retreat

PHOTO: City Council & City Manager do team building exercises at retreat

BTB Reader Robbie Howell sent us the following photo she took of the Burien City Council, along with new City Manager Kamuron Gurol, at the team building retreat held on Saturday, May 17: From left to... [Read more]

Burien City Council holding ‘team building’ retreat on Saturday, May 17

Burien City Council holding ‘team building’ retreat on Saturday, May 17

The Burien City Council will be attending a Council Retreat for the purpose of team building on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room, 14700... [Read more]

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace for a new LA Fitness

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace for a new LA Fitness

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace store in the Burien Town Plaza (14905 4th Ave SW) for a brand new, 44,500 square foot LA Fitness. According to the City of Burien, the new LA Fitness... [Read more]

No applicant survived to vie for Burien’s one retail pot license

No applicant survived to vie for Burien’s one retail pot license

by Jack Mayne For the foreseeable future, there will be no retail sales of marijuana in Burien because all applicants failed the Liquor Control Board’s initial screening. Chip Davis, Burien’s community... [Read more]

Talk with Councilmember Nancy Tosta at ‘No Coffee But Pots’ this Saturday

Talk with Councilmember Nancy Tosta at ‘No Coffee But Pots’ this Saturday

Your next chance to discuss local issues with Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta will be this Saturday, May 3, starting at 10 a.m. at the Moshier Pottery Sale. “I will be at the Moshier Pottery... [Read more]

Historic Sequoia tree cut down

Historic Sequoia tree cut down

The historic Sequoia tree – which may have been over 100 years old – located in the former King Buffet lot at 137 SW 160th was cut down Monday, April 28. Here are before and after pics (click images... [Read more]

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Demolition has begun at the old Herr Lumber/King Buffet lots on SW 160th near First Ave South for a new, 16,882 square foot CVS Pharmacy. The main building of the new... [Read more]

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

The first round of returns has been released by King County Elections, and Proposition No. 1, a Sales and Use Tax for Metro Transit, is losing by nearly 11 percent – a deficit that may be hard to overcome. If... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Citizens of the Year’ honored at City Council meeting

PHOTOS: ‘Citizens of the Year’ honored at City Council meeting

Just before the start of Monday night’s (April 21) City Council meeting, the 2014 “Citizens of the Year” were honored at City Hall for making “significant contributions to the community.” Winners... [Read more]

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School, located at 1010 South 146th Street in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). Built in/around 1960 and closed as a school in... [Read more]

Sponsored Post SEIU 1199 NW: ‘Standing Up for Our Community Hospital’

SEIU 1199 NW: ‘Standing Up for Our Community Hospital’

From Advertiser SEIU 1199 NW, who are picketing at Highline Medical Center today (Wed., April 16) at 3:30 p.m.: Standing Up for Our Community Hospital Highline Medical Center is our community hospital,... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will hold its April Membership Luncheon this Friday, April 11, at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. The Mayors of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac... [Read more]

LETTER: New council should pull Burien out of the Potential Annexation Area

LETTER: New council should pull Burien out of the Potential Annexation Area

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I have a dream that one day our elected officials... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Town Square retail space put on market for $2.29 million

BREAKING: Burien Town Square retail space put on market for $2.29 million

by Scott Schaefer BREAKING: The retail spaces of the Burien Town Square property, located on SW 152nd between 6th Ave SW and 5th Ave Place, are now on the market – priced at $2.29 million – according... [Read more]

Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee & Chat is Saturday, April 5

Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee & Chat is Saturday, April 5

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Community Coffee and Chat will be held on Saturday, April 5, starting at 10 a.m. at Dino’s Country Kitchen, located at 127 SW 153rd Street (NOTE:... [Read more]

City of Burien wins award for salmon restoration work at Seahurst Park

City of Burien wins award for salmon restoration work at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien is a 2014 recipient of the Futurewise Livable Community Awards for its work on salmon restoration at Seahurst Park. In addition to the city, Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 26 at City Hall

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 26 at City Hall

On Wednesday, March 26, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., members of the Highline Forum will meet at Burien City Hall’s Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd Street. The public is invited to make comments at the... [Read more]

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members unanimously approved at their March 17 meeting an additional $450,000 to fund completion of phase two of the Seahurst Park Shoreline Ecosystem Restoration Project. Only... [Read more]

O’Reilly Auto Parts to provide healthcare coverage to same-sex couples

O’Reilly Auto Parts to provide healthcare coverage to same-sex couples

by Jack Mayne O’Reilly Auto Parts has agreed to provide healthcare coverage to same-sex spouses of its employees in Washington and other states recognizing marriage equality, effective April 1 (read... [Read more]

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Burien City Councilmembers unanimously selected two residents – Maureen Hoffmann and Betty Olson Vacca – along with a local group – Neighbors of Seahurst Park – as Burien’s 2014 ‘Citizens... [Read more]

State investigates four area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for discrimination

State investigates four area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for discrimination

by Jack Mayne O’Reilly Auto Parts – which runs four auto parts stores in South King County – is being investigated by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office to determine if the company... [Read more]